Our Business
Our Industry
Promotional marketing transitions marketing ideas to real world awareness and engagement for businesses and organizations across all industries. Instant Imprints has revolutionized the promotional marketing industry by creating an all-in-one retail business model making it easier and more cost-efficient for our franchisees to fulfill all of their customer promotional needs. As an Instant Imprints franchisee, your customer base is limitless; every school, company, and organization uses branded apparel, signs and banners, custom t-shirts, and promotional products on a regular basis.

Our Customers
At Instant Imprints, your customer base is limitless...

Every organization, business, school and group needs promotional marketing products and services on a regular basis.

Organizations, businesses and schools of all sizes have a demand for logo apparel, advertising specialty promotional products, indoor and outdoor signage. These products are essential for growing and maintaining a successful business or organization.
what we do
Our Industry
Promotional marketing is everywhere you look throughout your community. High school spiritwear, community posters, company golf shirts, restaurant signage... the applications are endless! Instant Imprints supplies all items fundamental to the promotional marketing industry.

For a long time the promotional marketing industry was comprised of independent shops in hard-to-find locations with limited offerings. Instant Imprints has created a full-service promotional marketing company by merging all promotional categories into one efficient business model. This effective approach allows Instant Imprints’ franchisees to focus on business growth through exemplary customer service.

Our innovative approach also makes it easier and more cost-efficient for our customers to fulfill all of their promotional needs in one place. From custom apparel and event banners to trade show displays, uniforms, pens, mugs, business cards, hats, brochures, etc… Instant Imprints’ dynamic new model for promotional marketing brings any brand to life with customized products and services.
PROMOTIONAL MARKETING INDUSTRY*

  • 8 OUT OF 10 CUSTOMERS REMEMBER BUSINESSES THAT GIVE THEM A PROMOTIONAL PRODUCT.

  • 82% OF RECIPIENTS KEEP PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE USEFUL.

  • THE PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY IS WORTH $19.4 BILLION AND THE SIGN INDUSTRY IS ROUGHLY TWICE THAT SIZE.

*Courtesy of the Advertising Specialty Institute
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Our Customers
At Instant Imprints, your customer base is limitless...

Every organization, business, school and group needs promotional marketing products and services on a regular basis.

Organizations, businesses and schools of all sizes have a demand for logo apparel, advertising specialty promotional products, indoor and outdoor signage. These products are essential for growing and maintaining a successful business or organization.
Services & Products Gallery
Branded Apparel

Polo shirts, jackets, hats, and bags – Imprinted with your logo
This is the ultimate in personalization. Imagine your logo or design on virtually any type of garment, bag, towel, hat, blanket or jacket - Instant Imprints can deliver with our embroidery services. The latest technologies are used to produce brilliant full color images on popular items which can easily be produced individually or in bulk, on all top name brands such as Nike, OGIO, Eddie Bauer, Port Authority and many more. We produce beautiful quality designs from concept to completion - all in-house. This gives our franchisees maximum flexibility to achieve high profit margins.
Signs and Banners

Digital printing, banners, posters, yard signs, stickers, window signs, P.O.P., etc.
There is almost nothing that can help businesses, clubs, schools, organizations, or events more than VISIBILITY and visibility counts to build a brand, message, or business. Signs are a great way to create that visibility and our business model has many options for generating high profit margins and revenue by creating custom signs.

Training, equipment and technology will allow you to fulfill every clients’ signage needs. Our system can produce tradeshow, outdoor, and vehicle signage. Our package includes the most advanced digital printing technologies to achieve full color printing, for this high margin industry.
Custom T-Shirts

T-Shirts with custom designs using the latest printing technologies
Our T-Shirt Franchise owners provide their customers with beautiful printed T-shirts, as well as uniforms, jerseys, sweatshirts and jackets. Our franchisees enjoy high profit margins, great opportunities to upsell, and the ability to fulfill their dreams of being a business owner.

The latest technology is used to produce brilliant full color images on t-shirts from concept to completion - all in-house. Orders can be placed individually or in bulk. This gives our franchisees maximum flexibility and control while allowing them to achieve the highest profit margins.
Promotional Products

Pens, mugs, desktop items and other promo products
Our franchise owners provide a single source solution to their customers who need to increase their visibility by imprinting on most anything, from pens and clothing to cars and buildings. With over 5,000 suppliers and manufactures and nearly a million custom imprinted items sold exclusively through distributors such as Instant Imprints, you have instant on-line access to all of these products and suppliers.
About us
Our Story
We have revolutionized the promotional marketing industry by creating an all-in-one retail business model that combines branded apparel, signs and banners, custom t-shirts, and promotional products. Our unique concept has ranked Instant Imprints in Entrepreneur magazine's Top 500 Franchises in the U.S.

Instant Imprints products and services are designed to appeal to all business operators, in all regional environments. The dynamic blend of service solutions offered at each store is of value to businesses, teams, schools, clubs, and other organizations who have need for quality, custom-imprinted merchandise, including wearables, promotional products, signs/banners, and personalized gifts.

Instant Imprints began franchising in 2002. In 2011, our executive team completed the purchase of Instant Imprints, after years of successfully helping to build other franchise concepts. Our leadership team possesses more than 200 years of combined retail management and franchising experience. With this proven record of business success and experience, we are applying our franchising knowledge to guide Instant Imprints to similar success.
 
Our Team
The Instant Imprints business model was strategically developed by our executive leadership team. The growth of Instant Imprints is supported by a seasoned, effective Executive and Management Team and Board of Directors. Our leadership team helped develop one of the largest non-food franchise brands in U.S. history, and we’re doing it again through an efficient business model.
Ralph Askar
President, CEO, Director and Shareholder
ralpha@instantimprints.com

With a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. & The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's, Ralph brings 27+ years of hands-on franchising experience to Instant Imprints.
Christian Collucci
EVP NORTHERN DIVISION, Director and Shareholder
ccollucci@instantimprints.com

Christian brings a broad base of experience to the Instant Imprints leadership team, with an MBA complemented by over a decade of leadership experience in both franchised and corporate environments. Christian's expertise spans across sales, marketing and operations functions with some of Canada's leading companies.
John tillger
CFO
jtillger@instantimprints.com

Mr. Tillger (M.B.A.) is a career senior executive with over 35 years of management experience in transportation, distribution and supply chain management in Canada and Europe.  He is a veteran Area franchisee of  The UPS Store®, Canada, where he built the franchise network from 6 to 80 units. 

Jim Blackburn
EVP, franchise support
jimb@instantimprints.com

Jim brings more than 36 years of Information Technology (IT) and small business experience to his position with the company, including over 15 years in franchising. Prior to joining Instant Imprints, he was Operations Manager for Concerto Networks and Director of IT at Image Arts, Etc.
MIKE BOYD
COO & EVP
mboyd@instantimprints.com

Mike has been with the Instant Imprints system for 10 years, as a store and an AREA franchisee, and now as our COO and EVP. Prior to that, he was a business coach and franchise consultant with Entrepreneur Source and with McDonalds for 20 years as a multi-unit franchisee and in their training department. Mike is also a distinguished Veteran with the Canadian Military.
Jacqueline antonetti
Marketing Manager
jacquia@instantimprints.com

Jacqui has over 15 years Marketing and Corporate Communications experience. She has worked in different industries ranging from telecom, service based business, retail and most recently, personal growth. Having a vast experience in marketing, from different standpoints and industries, allows her to see the whole picture of the business and propose strategies that foster growth in the entire system.
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